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Dr. Robert McKowen, MD

Dr. Robert McKowen, MD

Cardiac Surgery ·  Male · Age 66


Dr. Robert McKowen, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.


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(281) 719-9221

Dr. McKowen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Open Access POS
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Indemnity
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Gold HMO
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Tricare
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
MHealth Insured
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
SelectCare
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Medicaid

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Dr. McKowen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKowen performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McKowen performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKowen treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McKowen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKowen performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McKowen performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McKowen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Sympathectomy
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert McKowen, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1985
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Denver Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Allegheny General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
NYU-Bellevue Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Medical College Of Virgnia
Medical School
1974
University of Richmond
Undergraduate School
1985
1985
1980
1978
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. McKowen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKowen

3.1

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
15%
(3)
1 Star
35%
(7)

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Had emergency surgery by Dr McKowen. He truly saved my life. Had a retroperotineal hematoma and was bleeding from my femoral artery. He recognized the problem and had me fixed and on the road to recovery quickly. He was directed and through with his explanations and answers all questions that I or...Read More
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Dr. McKowen performed a quadruple bypass on me. He gave me my life back. I had a great experience with him and specially with his staff, I have no complaints about anything only gratitude. I needed a good surgeon. I will recommend him to all family and friends. Great choice for me.
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Dr. McKowen's expertise in the cardiovascular field is remarkable! His PA and staff are expertly trained and the office's close proximity to the hospital ensures that if a medical emergency arises, immediate care is mere moments away. During a routine surgical follow up appt in july, Dr Mckowen's...Read More
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Seen him 1 time while was in the hospital 9 days. Nurse could not answer question and could not get responts from dr. Not once did dr are assistant check wounds. Left hospital with infection & fungus. - operated 2nd time to clean up infection. Never seen dr while in hospital. Fixing to have 3rd...Read More
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Extremely skilled surgeon. He has built a hand-picked team of knowledgeable professionals to work with him. They have been with him for many years and they have ultimate respect for him. He performed a quadruple bypass on me. He gave me my life back. The whole experience was handled so well. No...Read More
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West Houston Cardiovascular Associates

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